Jan 19, 2011

Game Over....

The Game gained popularity and a huge following due to its success as a sitcom. For those that aren't aware, a sitcom is a situation comedy - - a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life.....  So when they announced a new season I was expecting the show to return to what made it awesome in the first place... its bread and butter... comedy! Instead we were given writing and acting that resembled the road the show was on right before they got canceled and I feel like history is about to repeat itself.

I love the cast but let's be honest, none of them are known for their dramatic acting. These are comedic actors and their talents are being wasted with this new "dramedy" format. On top of that, the show needs to either skip the laugh track altogether or find someone that understands how to cue it up correctly. It seems like it's either non existent or super delayed... and seeing as how this is a dramedy now, how many dramatic shows do you know that use a laugh track? Or even a studio audience?

They're trying to shoot this thing like a Gossip Girl or Entourage type of show, but it's not working. This show is a comedy. A real comedy with a live studio audience and jokes that we laugh at. Watching these actors (and folks like Terrence J that should really stick to hosting) strain their dramatic acting chops is a major fail. With each passing episode I feel like they're damaging their legacy.

I read an update on twitter comparing this season to Sex and the City 2. Of course the hard core fans will still show support, but it's just not the same. The actors and writers created magic for nearly 3 seasons... I don't understand what the hell is going on with them now. Is this what parents feel like watching kids waste their potential? lol... I hope the show gets back to what they did best.



** Sidebar - How unnecessary was it for the ladies to take off their tops while talking @ Med School's house? Every episode has had a major fail. First Tasha Mack and the black and mild... then the gratuitous boob shots... though we didn't see anything at all... just bad writing.

6 comments:

GorgeousPuddin said...

AGREED!!!!!!!!!

kcalana said...

omg I totally agree! the boob thing was wayyyy over the top. i can't even handle it

bluej said...

*sigh* again I am so with you on this post. I watched again this week with anticipation that maybe..just maybe this episode would be better than the premiere. Unfortunately, my feelings were crushed yet again.

South Loop Social Light said...

I was talking with a friend about the new season and she likes it. I don't doubt that this new format will gain some fans, but as someone that was hooked on the original, it's hard to rock with this one. I'll probably have to pass on it...

T said...

I thought Tasha Mack and the black and mild was hilarious. I know women that smoke blacks, so it made her that much more real to me.

The boob scene though, ridiculous. And I don't like who they've turned Kelly into. She used to be so sweet, now she's really gone bitch.

I guess I don't notice the drama as much as others because I remember the show being pretty heavy towards the end.

I still love it, but I agree if they don't get back to the laughs, they're going to lose a lot of people.

South Loop Social Light said...

Yeah, I'm definitely glad the show is back because it's nice to see black people on tv. I LOVE all of the actors, I just miss the writing.

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